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Relating to card games

bid

noun

a statement of how many points you think you will win in a card game

call

noun

a statement of which of the four suits of cards will be trumps (=cards with a higher value) in a card game

cards

noun

the activity of playing games with a set of 52 cards

deal

noun

the act of giving cards to the people playing a game of cards

dealer

noun

the person who gives cards to the people playing a game of cards

dummy

noun

cards that someone places on the table during a game of bridge so that the other players can see them

flush

noun

a group of cards held by someone in a card game that all belong to the same suit (=one of the four types of a set of cards)

full house

noun

in a card game, a combination of three cards with a particular value and two with another value

grand slam

noun

a situation in the card game of bridge in which a pair of players wins all 13 of the tricks

hand

noun

the particular set of cards that have been given to you in a game of cards

pair

noun

in card games, two cards that have the same number or picture on them

royal flush

noun

a set of the five highest playing cards from the same suit in the game of poker

rubber

noun

a series of games in bridge

run

noun

in card games, a group of cards whose numbers are in a series, for example a 4, 5, and 6

shuffle

noun

the act of changing the order of cards in a pack before you deal them to players at the beginning of a game

snap

interjection

the word that you shout in the game of snap when you see two cards that are the same

straight

noun

five cards with numbers that come one after the other in order, in the game of poker

trick

noun

the cards that you play or win in one part of a card game

shuffler

noun

someone’s lead

someone’s right to begin a part of a card game by playing one of their cards first

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